1. What does SOB stand for?

Son of a b****


When you're chatting with someone who is angry or upset, SOB stands for "son of a b****." This explicit acronym can be used to express a general sense of frustration or to label a specific person as a douchebag.

In the video below, the character Sawyer from LOST says the phrase "son of a b****" roughly 30 times. (BTW, if you don't want to hear the word b****, do not watch the video.) Sawyer uses SOB to express not just frustration, but surprise, delight, and despair, proving how multi-faceted even a crass acronym like SOB can be.


That SOB got me with the rocket launcher again. Again!

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Updated January 8, 2021
2. What does SOB stand for?

Shortness of breath

A health acronym that professionals use to indicate a patient's inability to breathe normally. It can be attributed to a variety of reasons, such as asthma, carbon monoxide poisoning, heart attack, low BP, broken ribs, choking, and pulmonary embolism.


I went to the ER cuz I had SOB but I'm better now.

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Updated May 5, 2017

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